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Stage Decaration

The wedding stage decorations could be theme based. A royal touch could be given to the wedding stage decorations by using red and golden drapes along the furniture. In order to give a complete royal touch, one could opt for thrones instead of normal chairs for the groom and bride to sit on the stage. The backdrop of the stage also needs to be decorated beautifully. Wedding stage decorations could include various beautiful fresh flowers. The wedding theme and the colors could be matching. The various colors of the flowers change and set the mood at wedding.Seasonal flowers could be used for wedding stage decorations. Traditional and ethnic props are also used for decorations.

Singari Melam
Every year at the Ayyapan festival in Podanur, this is one of the speciality. The energy levels and enthusiasm of these drummers are highly infectious. Within a short period of time, curious onlookers start dancing as well.The Chenda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in the state of Kerala, and Tulu Nadu of Karnataka State in India. In Tulu Nadu it is known as Chande.The chenda is mainly played in Hindu Temple Festivals and as an accompaniment in the religious art forms of Kerala.
meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala. Of the five instruments, four -- timila, maddalam, ilathalam and idakka -- belong to the percussion category, while the fifth one, kombu, is a winMuch like any chenda melam, panchavadyam too is characterised by a pyramid-like rhythmic structure—with a constantly increasing tempo coupled with a proportional decrease in the number of beats in cycles. However, in contrast to a chenda melam, panchavadyam uses different instruments (though ilathalam and kompu are common to both), is not related very closely to any temple ritual and, most importantly, permits a lot of personal improvisation while filling up the rhythmic beats on the timila, maddalam and idakka.d instrument.
Cinematic Dance
Cinematic Dance has become a popular form of entertainment though many feel they are subjected to an overdose of it. This dance form, which rules the roost in youth festivals and competitions, is many a youngster's choice, for it is a totally carefree dance, which does not stick to any rules and rigours. The body moves spontaneously and vigorously to the beat, celebrating the joy of youth. Its western style is another appealing factor.Seeing the immense popularity of cinematic dance one wonders whether it is here to stay.
Classical Dance
Indian classical dance is a relatively new umbrella term for various codified art forms rooted in Natya, the sacred Hindu musical theatre styles, whose theory can be traced back to the Natya Shastra of Bharata Muni.A dance style is classical to the extent it incorporates the Natya Shastra techniques. Some of the styles such as Kathak use very few elements found in Natya Shastra. Other art dances yet to be conferred as classical dances, whose theories and techniques can also be traced back to the Natya Shastra.
Kathakali literally means story-play and is an elaborate dance depicting the victory of truth over falsehood.A Striking feature of Kathakali is the use of elaborate make-up and colourful costumes. This is to emphasize that the characters are superbeings from another world, and their make-up is easily recognisable to the trained eye as satvik or godlike, rajasik or heroic, and tamasik or demonic.It is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion.
Kalaripayattu is a Dravidian martial art from the Indian state of Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence,it is practiced in Kerala and contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as well as northeastern Sri Lanka and among the Malayalese community of Malaysia.Kalari payat includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods.Regional variants are classified according to geographical position in Kerala; these are the northern style of the Malayalese, the southern style of the Tamils and the central style from inner Kerala. Northern kalari payat is based on the principle of hard technique, while the southern style primarily follows the soft techniques, even though both systems make use of internal and external concepts
Band Melam
Band is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. In each musical style different norms have developed for the sizes and composition of different ensembles, and for the repertoire of songs or musical works that these ensembles perform.A group of two musicians is called a duo, a group of three is a trio, a group of four a quartet, and a group of five a quintet. A musician who usually performs alone is usually termed a solo musician or solo artist. There are two distinct periods in the history of popular bands. Beginning in the mid-1920s, big bands, then typically consisting of 10–25 pieces, came to dominate popular music. At that time they usually played a form of jazz that involved very little improvisation, which included a string section with violins, which was dropped after the introduction of swing in 1935.